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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Paper Flowers Made With Fiskars Decorative Rotary Blades

Paper Rosette made with Fiskars Deckle Rotary Cutter Blade
This flower was made with three 12 inch strips of CTMH cardstock. The widths are 1 1/2", 1", and 1/2".

  After cutting one side with the Deckle Edge rotary blade the strips were scored at 1/4" intervals.  The strips were folded accordion style and then the ends were glued together.
Folded paper layered onto each successively larger strip
I decided that I wanted the flower to be one layered flower rather than 3 separate flowers glued on top of each other.  So at this point it looks sort of like a little lampshade.  I used hot glue to get the rosette to hold it's shape once it is pushed down into a pinwheel.

Embellished with a pretty bird from House of 3's Parisian Anthology Corrugated Elements
This would look stunning on a scrapbook layout or a large card.  The finished dimension of the flower is 3 1/4" across.

Fiskars Squiggle Rotary Blade cut CTMH's Sonoma Paper
These strips are also 12" long and 1 1/2" and 1" wide.  They are also cut only on one side with the Squiggle blade.  The other side is cut with a straight blade.

Fiskars blade is for a 45 mm cutter
Embellished with CTMH's Heirloom adhesive backed resin flower
This flower was made with two layers.  Flowers can be made with as many pieces of  paper as desired.
Fiskars Tiara Blade Paper Rosette
The dimensions of the paper for this rosette are the same as the previous one.  It looks like extra layers because a striped paper was used, but there are only two strips.

All papers and embellishments are from Close to My Heart for this pinwheel.


  1. I really enjoyed your craft items!! You're very talented and I even ended up making some gorgeous rosettes too! I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this is a nice change from making flowers all the time!! lol

    1. Thank you, Deborah! I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a comment and letting me know that you've tried this technique. I apologize for the lengthy delay in responding, I just found a bunch of comments that I didn't see before.